Inspections for New Construction?

Is it necessary to do hire a home inspector when you’re buying a new construction home?  Well, I have a client right now whose closing was postponed while the builder trenches under the foundation to make a repair.  The third-party inspector my client hired noted the master shower was slow to drain.  Upon investigating it, the builder found a major drain line in the foundation was sloping upward.  Better to find this out before closing so it can be fixed properly and with less inconvenience to the buyer.  While a third-party inspection isn’t required for new construction, I certainly recommend it.  Yes, there are municipal inspections related to permits, but they don’t cover everything.  Most builders work well with third-party inspectors so don’t hesitate to get one.  Most of the time the items found aren’t major, but occasionally there’s something quite significant.

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